Skating on Skim Ice : The Life and Times of Richard Andrew Gartee
by Richard Gartee


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Dick Gartee is a time traveler who has journeyed ninety-three years from the past--one day at a time.

  • During the Great Depression, the only hockey puck in the neighborhood slides onto thin skim-ice and nine-year-old Dick heroically skates after it.
  • When his father leaves his mother for another woman, plucky thirteen-year-old Dick takes a night job in a bakery to help his mother make ends meet.
  • At seventeen, with World War II raging, he enlists in the Navy and rises from gunner mate to payroll and disbursements. By age twenty, the Navy trusts him with two million dollars cash.
  • In the post-war years, he teaches himself engineering, builds factories, and designs manufacturing production lines and industrial robots.

Elements of daily life that seemed ordinary to Dick are inconceivable to young people today. His biography provides context for key transformative eras of America

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Overview

Dick Gartee is a time traveler who has journeyed ninety-three years from the past--one day at a time.

  • During the Great Depression, the only hockey puck in the neighborhood slides onto thin skim-ice and nine-year-old Dick heroically skates after it.
  • When his father leaves his mother for another woman, plucky thirteen-year-old Dick takes a night job in a bakery to help his mother make ends meet.
  • At seventeen, with World War II raging, he enlists in the Navy and rises from gunner mate to payroll and disbursements. By age twenty, the Navy trusts him with two million dollars cash.
  • In the post-war years, he teaches himself engineering, builds factories, and designs manufacturing production lines and industrial robots.

Elements of daily life that seemed ordinary to Dick are inconceivable to young people today. His biography provides context for key transformative eras of America


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  • ISBN-13: 9780990676829
  • ISBN-10: 099067682X
  • Publisher: Lake and Emerald Publications
  • Publish Date: September 2018
  • Page Count: 302
  • Dimensions: 9.02 x 5.98 x 0.63 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.89 pounds


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